Jan 28, 2013
Last Online
6 hrs ago

My name is Anthony and I'm an average 20 year old chess player from Sydney, New South Wales attempting to improve my chess skills through countless blunders and constant dedication.

Despite first being taught Chess as a child, it wasn't until 2013 where I made an account here and casually played Chess in my spare time after high school. However, 95% of my spare time was spent on playing the wide collection of Action/Strategy/Rhythm games I owned across different console generations. Eventually, at 16 I decided to share some of these gaming experiences through the creation of my own Twitch channel where I mostly broadcast myself playing video games with the occasional Chess stream. 

In mid-2018, my interest in Chess grew to the point where I committed to attending my first over-the-board tournament in the worst way possible by attending THE strongest open tournament in NSW known as the NSW Open (thankfully in the U1600 Minor division) and got destroyed. With the realisation that Chess is a relatively cheap hobby that is fun, challenging, adventurous (at a more elite level) and has small-medium sized cash prizes worth fighting for, I decided to take it seriously.

Now in 2019, here I am managing a balancing act between Chess, video games, streaming, a business degree and a working job tackling the struggles of everyday players with a focus of becoming an advanced player. Hopefully the following blogs/activities are of some interest to other people as a guy like myself share the lessons learnt both in and out of the chessboard that might be adopted into your own play... 

and If all else fails, at least reading this was worth it!  grin.png